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Silver Line Regional Rail


  • Construction began in November 2019, and the line is scheduled to open in March 2023.

  • DART and its design-builder are conducting an extensive community engagement effort.

  • Stadler U.S. is building up to eight diesel rail vehicles that meet Tier 4 EPA standards.


Following groundbreaking events in September, design and construction are underway on the Silver Line Regional Rail project along the historic Cotton Belt Corridor. The 26-mile route extends between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Shiloh Road in Plano.

Archer Western Herzog (AWH), a joint venture between Archer Western Construction and Herzog Contracting Corp., is DART's design-builder for the project. AWH began field construction in November 2019, removing old rail components and relocating some utilities.

DART, aided by AWH, has deployed an extensive community engagement effort as part of the design-build process. Since March 2019, DART has invited the community to update meetings that cover design progress, project schedule, vehicles, hike-and-bike trails and construction.

Additionally, DART meets regularly with city staff, elected officials and adjacent property owners. Each Silver Line station has a Station Art & Design committee that gives input on themes and unique design elements.

The agency selected railcar manufacturer Stadler U.S. to build up to eight FLIRTs (Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train) and design an equipment maintenance facility. The Stadler FLIRT is a self-propelled diesel multiple unit (DMU) rail vehicle that meets Tier 4 EPA emissions standards and Federal Railroad Administration standards.

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Silver Line Regional Rail

Hidden Ridge Station

DARTzoom: A New Bus Network

Interactive Digital Kiosks

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DART Current and Future Rail Services

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